Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is such a difficult thing to do. I have never been good at it. I don't like being away from those I love. Some goodbyes are just for a short time and some are longer. All goodbyes are temporary though. What a blessing it is to know that we can be with those we love forever. What a beautiful gift we have been given from our Savior.

Michelle's memorial service was a beautiful tribute to the life she lived. She touched many lives and left behind a legacy of love.

Her family found a beautiful spot for her to rest up in the mountains at one of her favorite spots. What a difficult day that was for everyone.

For several days following Michelle's passing little Jake would ask where Shell was, as we were coming and going from their house. Each time my heart broke for the great loss we all are experiencing. He misses her too. She was always so attentive and affectionate towards my kids. It became somewhat of a regular thing in the mornings, after I got the kids on the bus, for Jake and I to stop in for a short visit with Michelle. I loved those few minutes in the morning and so did Jake.

This beautiful talk given by Elder Worthlin brings me a tremendous amount of comfort.

Michelle's family at Helen Hunt Falls

The gorgeous view

Kent and Beth planting some tulips